DONATE!

close

Rich Valdemar

Guest

Retiree from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, where he worked for 33 years, the last 20 of them in the Major Crimes Bureau's Prisons Gang Unit; member of the original 12 Operation Safe Streets officers that started the prison-gang program; member of GIITEM, the Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission, in Bullhead City, Arizona

Rich Valdemar on KCRW

Los Angeles street gangs have spread all over the US.  Now, they've become an international phenomenon, moving back and forth across borders--especially to Mexico and Central…

Street Gangs Go International

Los Angeles street gangs have spread all over the US.  Now, they've become an international phenomenon, moving back and forth across borders--especially to Mexico and Central…

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Honestly, you know the answer already.

According to hundreds of text messages leaked to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing and wildflower buds are beginning to pop up and down the Central Coast.

from The 805

Confidential records detailing police misconduct and use force are on the verge of becoming public in California, but the union representing Ventura’s sheriff's deputies is pushing…

from The 805

Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Keenan Davis grew up in a household filled with children.

from KCRW Features

In just three months this year, there have been more than 200 reported cases of measles. Some parents are lying to public health investigators about whether their kids are vaccinated.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Leaving Neverland,” the documentary about two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson as kids, is raising questions about how children process sexual abuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In less than a week from now, Disney and 20th Century-Fox will be one.

from The Mixer